Patriots considered trading up to No. 2 to get Baker Mayfield

The Cleveland Browns made a quarterback the overall number one pick of the National Football League draft last week but it was not the name many expected. A majority of the Patriots rumors involved the quarterback position.

"We had another team which is going to surprise you".

"They had 23 and they had 31 and they had two seconds", Mills said during the podcast.

The Patriots obviously have a significant need to find their quarterback of the future.

Clearly that's not the sort of deal that Bill Belichick engages in, and thus according to the NFL Network's Mike Garafolo the trade was never "really close to happening". That would raise the question as to why the Patriots would be looking at quarterbacks in the draft. Brady elected to "plead the fifth" when he was asked about whether or not the franchise appreciated him.

Brady's impending retirement is what makes the Mayfield story plausible and intriguing.

Mayfield could have been a replacement for Tom Brady with the veteran yet to confirm whether he will play in the coming season. Fans of all these teams truly hope they have a new star quarterback to build on. So, in order to secure the meeting, Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels reportedly told a member of Mayfield's camp that New England was considering a big move up the board.

As far as overall success, Rosen is third among QBs (fourth overall) to win rookie of the year with 10/1 odds. However, had Mayfield not gone first overall, New England was contemplating a move up for him. With the next pick, the Ravens drafted tight end Hayden Hurst out of SC, who promises to be a solid target in the middle of the field for years to come. This time around Dorsey and the rest of the Browns' front office kept that out of public knowledge with the wide perception being that the team was leaning toward USC's Sam Darnold for the selection.

After making a throat slash gesture in the 1st half, Mayfield could barely move the ball in the 2nd half as Georgia turned up the pressure.

Baker Mayfield has a lot to live up to.

  • Julie Sanders